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This etext was created by Gregory Walker, in Austin, Texas, for the
Digital Daguerreian Archive Project--electronic texts from the dawn of
photography.
Internet: gwalker@netcom.com CompuServe: 73577,677
The location of the illustrations in the text are marked by
"[hipho_##.gif]" on a separate line.
I hope this etext inspires a wider interest in the origins of
photography and in the modern practice of the Daguerreian Art.
THE HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY;
OR THE PRODUCTION OF PICTURES THROUGH THE AGENCY OF LIGHT.
CONTAINING ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS NECESSARY FOR THE COMPLETE PRACTICE OF
THE DAGUERREAN AND PHOTOGENIC ART, BOTH ON METALLIC PLATES AND ON PAPER.
By HENRY H. SNELLING.
ILLUSTRATED WITH WOOD CUTS.
New York: PUBLISHED BY G. P. PUTNAM, 155 Broadway, 1849.
Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1849, by H. H.
Snelling, in the Clerk's office, of the District Court of the Southern
District of New York.
New York: PRINTED BY BUSTEED & McCOY, 163 Fulton Street.
TO EDWARD ANTHONY, ESQ., AN ESTEEMED FRIEND.
Whose gentlemanly deportment, liberal feelings, and strict integrity
have secured him a large circle of friends, this work is Respectfully
Dedicated By the AUTHOR.
PREFACE.
The object of this little work is to fill a void much complained of by
Daguerreotypists--particularly young beginners.
The author has waited a long time in hopes that some more able pen
would be devoted to the subject, but the wants of the numerous, and


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